Regular readers will know that last month I accepted a 30 day challenge with Legacy Sportswear and my aim was to feel as good inside and out side as possible. Today I’m sharing my highs, low’s and the little failure we shall just gloss over….
I’ll start by typing with a heavy heart that there was one point I failed at, it was the ‘No dessert after dinner’ once a week. I will be honest, I don’t eat a massive slab of cake after each meal but I do tend to have a little something sweet, mainly in the form of a few peanut butter stuffed dates, a smoothie, some fruit or similar and I could not seem to kick this habit. Or…I conveniently forgot, ‘Oh whoops a daisy…pass the peanut butter’.
Run 50 Miles (I ran 52)
I had been running a much lower monthly mileage for a few months and increasing this was absolutely fantastic for me; I fell back in love with running again and honestly felt great. There were 6am starts, running in the pouring rain and longer Sunday run’s that left me feeling good all day. I think sometimes you just need an aim to help you press the ‘restart’ button and to me running is so much more than pace or a weight maintenance method, it’s good for my mind and eases stress. Even if I only ran 1.5 miles or 7 miles I always felt better for the fact I had run and the fact I can run at all.
Two 10 minute abdominal workouts each week (I did 3 a week)
I have no problem admitting that I used to actively hate and avoid abdominal workouts and I have a very weak core; this needed to change. I know it’ll take a lot for me to have ab’s that rival Jessica Ennis but I wanted a stronger core to help with running, climbing and yoga and *cough* I love crop tops so that was another incentive. For the first week my workouts where boring and tedious but then I discovered ‘Fitness Blender’ workouts and I was made up, there was so much variation and the 10 minutes just flew by and this is why I ended up making time for 3 workouts instead of my planned 2 each week. I think the lesson is here, if you find a way to make a fitness work for you, then you can make it fun.
Yoga Twice a week (and relaxxxxxx)
I am so thankful to have found a Yoga class that I really look forward to each week, but I felt I would get more from my practice if I added more Yoga to my week. Some mornings I would spend 10 minutes working through a few poses after my run, some evenings I would dim the lights and have 30 minutes to unwind with a Yoga video before bed and some day’s I really struggled to get into the flow. For me a successful yoga practice is not about being able to practice the most complex poses but to completely free my mind of all worries and allow myself to be in the moment.
I would like to thank Legacy for not only sending me this gorgeous pink vest and most squat proof, running proof super comfortable leggings ever to have joined my fitness clothing collection but for encouraging me and others to #leaveyourlegacy.
Legacy are relaunching their website within the next couple of day’s and adding lot’s of new lines to the collections and should anything take your fancy feel free to use ‘Cakevsscales30’.
Tell me, have you ever taken on a 30 day challenge? Or a fitness photo shoot? It’s not as easy as all the fashion blogger’s make it look